Florida Girl Heading to MIT at 15

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jennifer Tilton is not yet old enough to
drive, but this fall she'll begin her first year at MIT.

The 15-year-old Jupiter girl is graduating as the valedictorian
of Suncoast Community High School this spring, at an age when most kids are finishing their freshmen year.

Tilton achieved perfect scores on the math and physics SAT, and
already has so many college credits that she would be a second semester junior if she enrolled at the University of Florida
this fall.

The teen acknowledges her situation is a bit unusual, but says
she has no regrets about skipping grades and is a normal teenager -
wearing flip flops to school and carrying an iPhone everywhere.

Oh yes, and coming up with an equation for the average value of
happiness at lunch.


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  • by Ellis in Tallahassee on Apr 18, 2011 at 05:01 PM
    You know what is really sad, there are over 200 comments about the 16 year old girl from Bristol who died in a vehicle accident, but only two here. When things are going good for one of our younger generation we give the a pat on the back and soon forget about them, why? They deserve more attention than this, they should have a fan fair worthy of a movie star. Well kiddo, here's your fan fair from one who cares. WHOA HOOOO! (STARS, CONFETTI, FIREWORKS)
  • by John Location: Florida on Apr 18, 2011 at 04:38 PM
    This is real news. We have become so accustomed to bashing everyone and everthing I am so proud that this story was reported. Congrats to the young lady and her family. America's got talent!
  • by Ellis in Tallahassee on Apr 17, 2011 at 05:02 PM
    This is one of the greatest stories. What a wonderful opportunity. This kind of mind only comes around every few generations and is soo cool. Way to go kid.
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      by CJ on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:51 AM in reply to Ellis in Tallahassee
      Absolutely. I wish her and the best in the world.
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